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El Cortijo at Molino la Ratonera, a riverside location by a restored watermill.

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A restored 3 bedroom country house located deep in a secluded valley

El Cortijo is one of four properties at Molino la Ratonera. a holiday retreat set in a watermill in a lush river valley. The location of this mill, in the heart of rural inland Andalucia, southern Spain, is within easy reach of Granada with the Alhambra and Albaicin, Malaga, Seville and Cordoba and yet its rural situation provides a haven for wildlife and an excellent environment for walking, birdwatching or relaxing.

We offer a choice of rental properties for short breaks or longer holidays of any duration on a self-catering basis.

El Cortijo is lovely old building used to be the home of the mill owner but had been derelict for 15 years. It has now been restored, retaining many of the original features to provide luxurious holiday accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms.

All the upstairs bedrooms have stunning views down the valley and have high, beamed ceilings. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and on the same floor there is a further double bedroom, a twin and a full bathroom. Downstairs there is a well equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining room with a wood burning stove and a further room which is furnished to be used either as a television room or a further double bedroom allowing a maximum of 8 guests. The large private terrace is accessed from the kitchen.

Returning to the Mill for 2017 after a very successful season last year will be your hosts, Marc and Linda. They will be there to greet you upon arrival and will be available throughout your stay. If you need information regarding the mill or just finding your way around they will be more than happy to help. Marc and Linda will also be running the BBQ in the evening as well as the bar and entertainment. The BBQ will be casual with seating in the open courtyard. For the adults there will be local specialties such as Iberian pork which is delicious done on the BBQ and for the kids there will always be plenty of burgers and chicken. You can let them know what you like and they will do their best to accommodate you. When the mill is busy they like to put on entertainment in the courtyard. Marc does a fun and upbeat rockabilly and rock & roll show, performing live and playing guitar while you sit back and relax under the stars on the mill terrace.

Tourism registration number VTAR/GR/681.

More Details

About Us

Andy Chapman
12 Knaresborough Road
HG4 1RQ Ripon
VAT Reg No

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About The Owner

Kath and Andy first moved to Spain in 2001 and ran a holiday rental business near the coast. After 3 years they were looking to expand and take on a new project and that is when they found Molino la Ratonera.

After running the highly successful business for 10 years they are taking a break and handing the reigns over to Marc and Linda who proved themselves the perfect hosts in 2016. They are back for 2017 and hoping many of their new found friends from last year will rejoin them at the mill.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Algarinejo

When Kath and Andy first saw the location and entered the dilapidated old mill they could hardly believe their luck. How often do you get the chance to acquire an original example of a way of life long gone? They fell in love with the locality and embarked upon a 3 year restoration project with the aim of preserving this unique example of rural Andalucian life and industry.

What makes this house unique

Kath and Andy have created a holiday centre that provides all the modern comforts in a truly beautiful and tranquil, rural location. Every care has been taken to preserve the original style of the mill complex with a great deal of attention given to the environmental impact of the work. This holiday centre had to work in sympathy with the surroundings to preserve the abundance of wildlife with whom the owners and guests share this magical place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Algarinejo in Subbética

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Lake Iznajar
Car: necessary

Although offically part of the municipality of Algarinejo, the nearest village, 2.5 kilometres away, is Zagra with shops, banks, bars, restaurants, swimming pool and castle. Both Zagra and Algarinejo embody the charm of Spain as it has been for decades where friendly, easygoing people welcome you into their lives.

The area is known as El Poniente Granadino (the west of Granada) and is rich in evidence of Andalucia's Moorish past with castles and watchtowers (atalayas) ever present on the horizon.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Algarinejo, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
29 Oct 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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